To The Daily Sun,
It seems as we get older each one of us has things that upset us, and of course I am no different from everyone else and so I will begin by explaining that I am 77 years of age and I went to the town office in Meredith to pay my property tax bill and I stepped over to the Assessor's Office to see what the qualifications are for a discount on our tax bill. I was informed that if you had over $75,000 worth of assets — meaning your annuity, IRA, savings, etc. — you do not qualify. Well, this is something that — as, I hope, being of average intellect, I can understand, But when I told the representative at the Assessor's Office that I was a veteran the rep asked when I was in the military. I said 1956 to 1959 and he said this did not qualify.
I feel that a vet is a vet and this is a case of discrimination. I personally spent three years in the Army Engineers — 34 months in England, France, and Germany during the Cold War and we are told this does not qualify. This is B.S. If there ever was any justice the legislators should correct this injustice and very soon.
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